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Plans in for Kent surf lagoon at former colliery site

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Developer Seahive has submitted a planning application for a surf lagoon resort to be located on the former Betteshanger colliery site near Deal in Kent.

Plans for the 15-acre site feature a Wavegarden Cove surf lagoon at the centre, which can generate more than 20 different wave types from 50cm-high to 2m-high.

Overlooking the lagoon there will be a clubhouse featuring a surf academy as well as a restaurant and bar, conference facility, retail outlet, chill out spaces, dedicated work area and immersive balcony.

Surrounding the lagoon, a number of interconnected ‘hives’ of activity are planned, including a wellness facility with yoga and fitness zones, cold water therapy and meditation pavilions, pump track and splash pool. There are also a small number of sustainably-designed holiday lodges.

Seahive also aims to create a separate area of over 28 acres dedicated to an ecologically-led regime of enhancements and management, including an ecology warden.

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